Deadline reports that Netflix is planning back-to-back sequel footage to what it describes as its most popular movie ever, Red message. Returning stars form the ensemble in full force, from Dwayne Johnson to Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. The trade publication reports that “the streamer is in the early stages of putting together a back-to-back shot of two Red message successors, hoping to begin production in 2023, “although this schedule is based on offerings and the availability of its stars. Sources for Deadline said the screenwriter-director Rawson Marshall Thurber has started writing the duo of scripts.
It looks like Netflix is up for a new franchise. Netflix would not comment, but sources said the plan is to bring the star trio back and add new characters to design a robbery film ensemble reminiscent of the starry sky. Oceans Eleven franchise, “Deadline states. Make no mistake, it’s a significant bet for Netflix to choose the sequels as a package deal: it involves a lot of confidence in the potential of a Red message franchise, the power of its zodiac sign and genuine confidence in Thurber’s creative vision. Only time will tell, we assume, whether the algorithm has led to a dud. (We are sure the streamer can afford it.)
Beau Flynn returns to produce the film with Johnson, Hiram garcia, and Dany Garcia via Seven Bucks Productions. Thurber also produces, and Scott Sheldon will be executive producer.
We talked to Thurber back in November, and even then the possibility of a solo sequel was up in the air. “I’m not working on the script for a sequel,” the director told us. “I was definitely thinking about what I would do for a follow-up. And not to tell from school, but yes, Netflix … we’ve had those conversations.” Whether he feels the sequel should have another big twist a la Red message uno, Thurber had this to say:
“Well that’s such a smart question. I’ve never made a sequel before. If I had to make another Red message that would be my first … yes, I think when you put the rod at a certain height, the next one you will try to clear it. I think it relates to all the elements of the first movie. “
Red message is currently available for streaming worldwide on Netflix.
The production president of Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions is also talking about future sequels, Teremana and the ‘DC League of Super-Pets’.
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